Icon Porn: Feast Your Eyes On Snow Leopard’s Beautiful Icons

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All the icons for folders and apps in Snow Leopard are now drawn in glorious 512 x 512 pixels. It’s a step toward making the operating system resolution independent, and perhaps also to make Snow Leopard a touchscreen friendly OS.

But it’s also obviously done just for the art of it. These icons are real beauties. They are full of great details and little surprises. One icon contains the words to a song, visible only if you blow it up to its full size.

Hit the jump for a gallery of hardcore icon porn.

System Preferences and Automator

System Preferences

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These are two of my favorites. System Preferences is simple and iconic. The grille looks like the front of my Mac Pro. I like the Sorayama-like shiny chrome of the Automator bot.

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  • ajcarr

    The Keynote icon is extremely interesting, since Spring Awakening is not your average musical, featuring rather ‘adult’ themes. This particular song is about erotic dreams and onanism. See:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S

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